It was referring to England striker Wayne Rooney who had fractured his ankle a little earlier, ruling out his chances to playing for England in the 2006 World Cup.
(And for the record, I dislike soccer so much, being bad at it at school, I can't even remember where the venue was for 2006. Let the reader remind me).
The media appealed for the nation to pray for Rooney to recover sufficiently to make back into the team. If I recall, it was even referred to as THAT FOOT!
Apparently, God answered their prayer, because Rooney's foot healed rapidly enough not only to make it into the team, bur also astounded the doctors treating him.
Unfortunately for the England fans, God did not answer their prayers to the extent of victory, and the escorting of the trophy to London. Instead, it headed for Rome, after being won by Italy.
Now history has repeated itself. Now it is the turn of David Beckham, who tore his achilles tendon last week, eliminating all hopes of playing in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. (for the American reader, you may be more familiar with Beckham. He played for Los Angeles until recently.)
So then, will God perform another miracle the second time round?